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Opening
My favorite opening traps
Simon Williams
67 MIN
Entertaining attacks and sacrifices! Simon Williams shows his favorite opening traps.
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Opening
The decisive question
Rainer Knaak
6 MIN
After 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.e5 d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bc5 sets the trap: How to capture on c6?
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Opening
Invitation to a refutation that backfires
Rainer Knaak
7 MIN
In the Petroff with 3.d4 Nxe4 4.dxe5 4...Bc5 catches many people out. What about the tempting 5.Qd5?
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Opening
Italian trap after the innocent looking 4...d6
Rainer Knaak
6 MIN
After 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb6 7.h3 Nf6 8.Nc3, White worries about his d4 pawn. But then follows 8...Nxe4!
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Opening
Italian a la Dubov 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.b4
Daniel King
25 MIN
6.b4!? is a rediscovery by creative artist Dubov. King presents White's attacking ideas after 6...Bb6 and 6...e7
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Opening
Open Ruy Lopez: "Tricky line" 6...exd4
Rainer Knaak
5 MIN
After the almost forced 7.Re1 d5 8.Nxd4 Bd6 9.Nxc6 Bxh2+ White faces a difficult decision
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Opening
Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Bg4
Erwin l'Ami
25 MIN
Win against the Exchange Variation? 6.h3 Bh5 !? introduces the sharp pawn sacrifice 7.g4 Bg6 8.Nxe5.
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Opening
Risky symmetry in the Bishop's Opening
Rainer Knaak
6 MIN
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Qg4 sets the trap. Black can play actively with 4… Qf6, can't he?
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Opening
The Bishop's Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4
Daniel King
57 MIN
What about the Bishop's Gambit? Let Daniel King show you why 3...Nf6 is Black's best choice!
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Opening
The decisive question (Scotch Gambit)
Rainer Knaak
5 MIN
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.e5 d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bc5 challenges White: How to take on c6?
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Opening
Ruy Lopez Neo-Arkhangelsk à la Caruana
Mihail Marin
28 MIN
Mihail Marin examines two of Caruana's games with Black from the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020.
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Opening
Opening trap 82.1 Philidor Defence - updating from CBM 182
Rainer Knaak
5 MIN
Opening trap 82.1 Philidor Defence - updating from CBM 182
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Opening
Vienna Game 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.d3
Simon Williams
23 MIN
5.d3 is a move with "shock value". Williams shows White's best replies to 5...Qh4 +, 5...Bb4 and 5...Nxc3.
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Opening
Petroff Defence with 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3
Erwin l'Ami
21 MIN
The "new engines" indicate that the old line starting with 3.d4 has more potential than recently assumed!
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Opening
The sizzling Scotch Gambit
Lawrence Trent
82 MIN
Weapon for White vs. 1...e5: Fight for the Initiative with the Scotch Gambit
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Opening
Arkhangelsk Variation
Adrian Mikhalchishin
62 MIN
Weapon for Black vs. the Ruy Lopez: Try the ambitious Arkhangelsk Variation with b5 & Bb7
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Opening
Open Ruy Lopez1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 Be7
Mihail Marin
16 MIN
Open Ruy Lopez1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 Be7
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